Palisade Group Camp

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This was formerly a very small family campground that has recently been converted into an "overflow" group camp designed for smaller groups (less than 25) who are not able to reserve the Rock Creek Lake Group site.  While not quite as scenic as the Rock Creek Group site, this location is well suited for large family and small organizational group gatherings.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Major reconstruction activities will be taking place on Rock Creek Road for the duration of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.  While the road will remain open to traffic throughout the project, visitors may experience delays of up to 30 minutes.  Additionally, at certain times, the road may need to be closed for longer periods of time, Monday through Friday.
Reservations: Reservation only by calling 1-877-444-6777 or
Fees $70 per night.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Use is by reservation only at 1-877-444-6777 or  Dogs on leash only. Maximum stay 7 days. Active bear area. All food must be secured overnight and when not attended, bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").  Always keep a clean camp and do not feed wildlife.  Fires permitted only in fireplaces provided.
Closest Towns: Crowley Lake 9 Miles, Bishop 30 miles
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Conessionaire

General Information


From Mammoth Lakes go south on US 395 for approximately 13 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit and follow Forest Service Highway 12 (Rock Creek Road) for about six miles the campground is on the right.  From Bishop go north on US 395 for about 30 miles. Take the Tom's Place exit and follow Forest Service Highway 12 (Rock Creek Road) for about six miles.


Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping


General Info:


Parking is limited. See the camp host or instructions on the bulletin board for parking additional vehicles.